Salted Duck Egg Yolk Prawns


Salted Egg Prawns

Whoa.. Egg yolk + Prawns = one cholesterol loaded dish!

Very so often, there’s an egg controversy. One large egg has roughly 186mg cholesterol — all in the egg’s yolk. Since having high cholesterol levels in our blood increases our risk of heart disease., egg yolks have been critisized and health nuts stick to eating strictly egg whites. In recent years, scientists have come to the conclusion that cholesterol in food is not the true villain — saturated and trans fats have a much greater effect on blood cholesterol. If you have been told by your doctor to watch your cholesterol levels, your priority should be to cut down on saturated fat.

In actual fact, the yolk itself contains most of these vitamins and minerals, plus half of its protein. So please eat the whole egg, unless you have a history of high cholesterol and heart disease.  And compared to chicken eggs, duck eggs have twice the nutritional value and more Omega-3 fatty acid. Prawns and seafood contain some cholesterol but they are low in saturated fat and also contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Salted Egg Prawns

Now back to the Salted Duck Egg Yolk Prawn dish. If you have not tried salted duck eggs (store bought or try my homemade salted egg recipe), this is a very simple and finger licking good dish. Added to a stir-fried dish, the salted duck egg yolk provide an instant sauce, coating whatever you cook in a layer of rich, fatty yolk paste. This salted duck egg yolk prawn is a very simple dish to impress your dinner guests. If you’re lazy, cook with the shells intact & and do all the work .

Frothy, buttery, aromatic with a hint of spice, it’s guaranteed to get you licking your fingers and slurping up the delicious sauce. Even though eggs and prawns are good for you, I’m not suggesting to have this dish every week, moderation is key. If you want to eat more, move more!

I’m off to start my next batch of salted duck eggs so I can have this again in a month’s time!

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Salted Duck Egg Yolk Prawns
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Frothy, buttery, aromatic salted duck egg yolk prawns that's guaranteed to get you licking your fingers and slurping up the delicious sauce
Serves: 4
  • 400 grams of Large Prawns - shelled apart from the tails and deveined)
  • 2 Salted Duck Egg Yolks - mashed with the back of a fork (get from store or make your own batch with my recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon of Cooking Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Butter
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 Red Chili - finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Coriander, Cherry Tomatoes, sliced Chillies - for garnish
  1. In a hot wok, heat oil and butter. Stir fry garlic and chillies until fragrant. Add in salted duck egg yolks and stir until it starts to froth.
  2. Toss in the prawns, thoroughly coated with the egg mixture, and fry until cooked (about 3-5 mins). Season with salt and pepper
  3. Garnish of sliced chillies/cherry tomatoes/coriander and serve hot.
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  1. How about flash or deep fried with a batter a light sprinkle of shrimp paste , with some chili powders, a light beer batter with corn starch and flour mixture , then roll over in a finely crush duck salty egg yolks mixed with very light and fine flour and corn starch .
    would this work as well ???


    PS are you from HK, just came back and had this dish and not sure about how it is cooked , but this is my guess

    • It sound like it might work, but I’ve never tried the dish you have described, so you have to experiment it. I’m from Malaysia, as written in the ABOUT page.

  2. I would love to try this recipe! I’ve seen a few that need you to deep dry the prawns. Is it necessary?

    Do you use chili padi?
    Throwing in a dash of curry leaves?

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  4. These prawns look magnificent! You’re right. I know we should watch what we eat but we should always strive for a good balance of nutrition.

  5. One of my fav dish! 😀
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  6. hi shannon, you no need to cook the salted eggs first right? Last time i steam the eggs first and results not so pleasant. 😛
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  7. Shannon, this is totally yum! Once in a while, I forget about cholesterol 🙂
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  8. Shannon, 100% agreed with you about the egg yolk and the cholesterol. Have been eating eggs like there’s no tomorrow for so many years, and (touch wood) so far I don’t have any problem with high cholesterol. Btw, your salted yolk prawns is so yummy and tempting 🙂
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    • Thanks Ivy for sharing that eggs doesn’t cause cholesterol, you are a living example 🙂 hopefully those people are still being brainwashed by the media will see the light one day

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